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Need Advice $550 Video editing minus the hard drives

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November 8, 2009 3:23:57 PM

Will be purchasing ASAP.

Will be using primarily for Video Editing and playing Call of Duty modern warfare 2.
NEWEGG will be my site to buy.
This will be minus the hard drives since I will be getting 2 750 gb drives from my last CPU build.
I maybe overclocking.
I will be using Sony Vegas Pro 9 and After effects as my VE programs.

Thank you in advanced guys.


November 8, 2009 4:13:10 PM

I highly you can squeeze in a full tower case and 24" monitor for 550
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November 9, 2009 3:53:35 AM

Sorry, minus the screen as well.thanks
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November 9, 2009 5:26:31 AM

check the build here http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/page-274358_13_0.ht... by jbakerlent, you dont need the hd. as a possible base computer, consider droping to x2 550 to get a better gpu than the one on board. then if you can, try to unlock the hidden cores. you may get lucky.
I think you must add another 50$ for a more decent build
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November 9, 2009 9:08:30 AM

Before moving off the AMD X4 620 listed in the link cited above to the x2 550, you might want to review this review that includes comparisons of the two. Note that the X4 620 does much better in multi-threaded apps like Adobe Primier.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/athlon-ii-propus,24...

Also note that the link was for a video editing only system. With gaming, you should definitely get a better graphics card and consequently a larger PSU.

Here is a complete build that includes the same x4 620 CPU, Gigabyte mobo, and memory as listed on the link site - but other components are different - that totals $526 After rebates and before shipping and taxes - and without whatever OS you choose.

AMD Athlon II X4 620 Propus 2.6GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor – Retail
GIGABYTE GA-MA785GMT-UD2H AM3 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Combo Deal $179
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

EVGA 512-P3-1153-TR GeForce GTS 250 512MB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail $125 AR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P1333LV4GK - Retail $90 AR Free shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Centurion 534 RC-534-KKN2-GP Black Aluminum & Mesh bezel / SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply compatible with core i7 - Retail $45 AR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $55 Free shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Pioneer Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 40X CD-R 32X CD-RW 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner LabelFlash Support – OEM $35
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OKGEAR 18" SATA II Cable Model GC18ARM – Retail $2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


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November 9, 2009 3:57:35 PM

daggs said:
for the same gpu price, you can get a xfx ati4870 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I prefer the GTS 250 because of CUDA - which I think is going to become a bigger benefit over time, but the 4870 does generally beat the 250 on gaming stats and the 4870 is the THG Video Buyers Guide choice as well.
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